Advanced Vocabulary 1

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Advanced Vocabulary 1

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Andrea Lladro
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A raíz de Varios agentes de policía fueron arrestados a raíz de esos eventos In the wake of; due to; owing to; as a consequence of; as a result of A number of policemen were arrested in the wake of these events
Al azar No hay nada de azar en el comporatamiento del gobierno Haphazard; random, apparently by chance; careless There is nothing haphazard about governmentś behaviour (hazardous= dangerous=risky=insecure=adventurous)
Poco plausible, poco creíble En el caso que nos ocupa, es poco creíble que esta ayuda de funcionamiento contribuya de manera duradera al desarrollo regional Implausible-unbelievable; inconceivable; unimaginable = unfeasible In the case at hand, it is implausible that this operating aid would make a sustainable contribution to regional development.
patas arriba Desde que ha llegado todo está patas arriba Topsy-turvy=upside down Since she arrived everything is topsy-turvy.
Sesgado; desequilibrado; desigual La distribución de la asistencia para el desarrollo permanece imparcial en gran medida Biased/skewed (to skew) /distorted(to distort; distortion) The distribution of development aid remains highly skewed
caos; desorden; lío Según los expedientes los protestantes solo contribuyen al desorden y al caos Mayhem; chaos; disorder; confusion; mess; disturbance From the records, the strikers/dissidents/demonstrators only contribute mayhem and chaos
vb. corregir, remediar, compensar noun. recurso, compensación Debemos asegurarnos de que los consumidores tengan medios viables de compensación We must ensure that consumers have viable means of redress
pionera Ella es recordada como una visionaria y una pionera Trailblazer; pioneer She is remembered as a trailblazer and a pioneer
Directo Proporciona oportunidades de tratar cuestiones delicadas cuando se basa en un diálogo directo con los interlocutores nacionales Forthright; sincere; straightforward; outspoken. Direct=frank=blunt=honest It generates opportunities to address sensitive issues if based on a forthright dialogue with national interlocutors.
Allanar el camino Espero que, a su vez, esto haya contribuido a allanar el camino para una política presupuestaria más rigurosa To pave the way= to smooth the pave I hope that this, in turn, has helped to pave the way for an ever more precise budgetary policy
Contratiempo, revés, retroceso. Pese a un retroceso inicial, ellos restrablecieton posteriormente su autoridad en esos territorios Setback: reverse, disappointment;defeat; reversal Despite an initial setback, subsequently they re-establish their authority in those territories.
To Get Blood Out Of Stone (binary/octet-stream) To get blood out of /from stones / a stone get blood out of/from a stone. (pedir peras al horno) to make someone give or tell you something, when it is extremely difficult because of the character or mood of the person or organization you are dealing with: Persuading Chris to buy a round of drinks is like getting blood from a stone.
Soaked To The Bone (binary/octet-stream) Soaked to the bone: (calarse hasta los huesos) soak (someone) to the bone. To make someone extremely or completely wet, especially through their clothing. Jane soaked the other kids to the bone with the garden hose. I hope the kids get home soon, or that rain is going to soak them to the bone!
Pay Through The Nose (binary/octet-stream) to Pay Through the Nose (for sth) to pay excessively; to pay an exorbitant price; to pay too much for something (usually + for); to pay too high of a price. Let’s see this idiom in some example sentences: If you want a decent wine in a restaurant, you have to pay through the nose for it. If you bring a car into the city, you have to pay through the nose for parking. (you can have the word 'it' here, but I think it sounds better without it) I had to pay through the nose to stay at that fancy resort. I was looking for that toy for a long time. I finally found it even though I had to pay through the nose for it. Don’t buy groceries at that supermarket. You’ll have to pay through the nose. = You’ll pay more than they’re worth. We paid through the nose to get the car fixed and it still doesn't work properly.
To Fight Foot And Nail (binary/octet-stream) To fight foot and nail Feet = plural make a strenuous effort, using all one's resources. For example, I'm going to fight foot and nail for that promotion
To Get On Your Nerves (binary/octet-stream) to get on someone’s nerves to annoy someone a lot: Stop whining. You’re getting on my nerves. Whine: lloriquear
Estoy harta (estoy hasta las muelas) de este tiempo, ¿no va a parar nunca de llover? Sick To The Back Teeth (binary/octet-stream) I am sick /fed up to the back teeth with this weather - will it ever stop raining?
chaquetero Estoy harto de ti y de tu andanzas de traidor turncoat I am sick to the back teeth with your turncoat wanderings a person who changes from one opinion to an opposite one in a way that shows they are not loyal to people who share the original opinion Synonym renegade formal usually disapproving
no se puede dejar de condenar dichos incidentes ni de extraer de ellos las conclusiones necesarias It must condemn these incidents and draw the necessary conclusions from them. Extraer conclusiones: to draw conclusions